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Iowa Lakes Farm Expo Is Sept. 4

By Staff | Sep 3, 2008

The Farm Lab of Iowa Lakes Community College will host its annual Farm Field Day and Expo on Thursday, Sept. 4.

All area residents are invited to tour the Palo Alto Corn and Soybean Growers Association plot, agricultural exhibits, and the Farm Labor starting at 4:30 p.m. Van tours are from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.; a free dinner is served from 5 to 6 p.m.

Attendees will have a chance to register for a door prize of $50 worth of ethanol fuel, courtesy of the Palo Alto Corn and Soybean Growers Association.

In addition, the college will host the Iowa Learning Farm project which will demonstrate its portable rainfall simulator. The Iowa Learning Farm’s focus is to help strong conservationist farmers teach other farmers about systems that will improve the quality of the soil and water on their farms, while remaining profitable and sustainable.

The Farm Expo will be held rain or shine at the College Farm Laboratory located 3/8 of a mile north of U.S. Highway 18 on 410th Ave.